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Luxembourg autumn. The Autumn festival in Kalinka

Листья золотые падают, летят,

Листья золотые устилают сад.

Много на дорожках листьев золотых,

Мы букет хороший сделаем из них,

Мы букет поставим посреди стола,

Осень золотая в гости к нам пришла.



Golden leaves fall, fly,

Golden leaves cover the garden.

There are many golden leaves on the paths,

We will make a good bouquet of them,

We'll put the bouquet in the middle of the table,

Golden autumn has come to visit us.


Vocal competition "Nightingale trill"

On November 19, 2022, the annual vocal competition “Nightingale Trill” was held at the Kalinka school. This year was extraordinary. Not only soloists, but also vocal and instrumental ensembles performed at the competition. There are many talented children among the students of our school. Some of them showed their ability to play musical instruments. And as usually happens at competitions, new stars appeared. Congratulations to our participants. We are waiting for everyone at the next vocal competition!

Primer Holiday

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The primer is the first book that  opens the way to the world of knowledge! 

On November 26, 2022, a significant event took place for students in the letter category of the Kalinka school.

For their beloved students, teachers organized and held a Primer holiday, which took the form of an entertaining quest “Journey through the letter planets.”   Our  The “cosmonauts” were happy to answer questions and carry out  tasks of the planets: sang, read poetry, played, guessed riddles and puzzles.  The trip turned out to be  educational, exciting and fun. The children showed dexterity, ingenuity and showed their knowledge and skills. We congratulate our ABC students on their first victory and wish them further  good luck in your studies!

Dear Kleeschen, kind Kleeschen

On December 6, Luxembourg celebrates St. Nicholas Day.
On this day, public primary schools have a day off - children celebrate the arrival of St. Nicholas, Kleeschen, as he is affectionately called in the local language.
There are many legends about St. Nicholas, according to one of which he saved three children from a barrel where an evil butcher hid them. Since then, he has been considered the patron saint of all children.
On this day, Saint Nicholas walks around towns and villages with gifts, accompanied by his black servant Houseker. Nikolay gives the children gifts, and “Houzika” holds a rod under his arm to intimidate careless and disobedient children, but, as a rule, he never lets them use them!!!❄️
While waiting for the arrival of St. Nicholas, the children sang the traditional Luxembourg song Léiwe Kleeschen, gudde Kleeschen in Russian ❄️❄️❄️

Baby and Carlson visiting Kalinka

New Year's adventures for kids in Kalinka


Immediately after the Christmas holidays, Luxembourg schoolchildren begin making Liichtebengelcher, colored paper lanterns suspended on sticks. And they make them so that on the evening of February 2 they can go in procession through their commune or district, moving from house to house, door to door, singing the traditional “Léiwer Härgottsblieschen,” a song in honor of Saint Blaise (or Vlas).

And if earlier, as follows from the words of the song, children asked for food (lard and peas), now they are waiting for sweets, and maybe even money!

Well, if anyone wants to learn the song, here are the words:

Leiwer Härgottsblieschen,

Gitt ons Speck an Ierbessen

Ee Pond, zwee Pond,

Dat anert Joer da gitt der gesond,

Da gitt der Gesond.

Loosst déi jonk Leit liewen

Loosst déi al Leit stierwen,

(Variante: an déi al derniewent)

Kommt der net bal,

D'Féiss ginn ons cal.

Kommt Der net gläich,

Da gi mer op d'Schläich.

Kommt der net geschwenn,

D'Féiss ginn ons dënn.

Kommt Der net gewëss,

Da kritt Der e Schouss voll Nëss.


The children from Kalinka school also prepared lanterns for the holiday and even sang this traditional song in Russian!

Fuesent - carnival in Luxembourg

In Luxembourg, Fuesent is the period of carnival.

Luxembourgers love to celebrate Carnival. Between Candlemas (Liichtmëssdag) on February 2 and Ash Wednesday (Äschermëttwoch, early March), the carnival season in Luxembourg is the craziest of the year.

Masquerades, parades and cavalcades for children and adults are organized by associations in Luxembourg, providing a fun time for everyone who loves to celebrate Carnival. Almost every village in Luxembourg hosts at least one ball, turning the streets of Luxembourg into one big party space with food, drink and entertainment.

The kids at school also joined in the fun celebration.


Maslenitsa is a pagan holiday that symbolized the transition of winter to spring. Analogue carnival in Europe. Maslenitsa is akin to Mardi Gras "fat tuesday"


During the festivities, people performed rituals that they believed contributed to the “death” of winter and helped in a rich harvest. Over time, the traditions changed and turned into mass celebrations. On Maslenitsa they built slides (skating rinks), rode horses, and built snow towns. Young boys and girls were allowed to behave a little more freely - sing love songs, go for walks.


Maslenitsa was also called a straw effigy dressed in women's clothing. In the first days of the holiday, they “met” him, rode with him on a sleigh, cajoled him, and on the last day they burned him at the stake and buried him. Sometimes ashes were buried in the fields - this promised a rich harvest.


Last Saturday, the children in Kalinka also celebrated Maslenitsa: they sang, danced in circles, played on spoons, had fun playing tug of war and playing trickle. And, of course, we enjoyed delicious and aromatic pancakes!

Reading competition "Spring drops"

On Saturday, March 4, the school held a reading competition “Spring Drops.” The best performers from each class took part in it. Participants were divided into junior (4-5 years old), middle (6-8 years old) and senior (10-16 years old) categories.

The jury members assessed knowledge of the text, intonation expressiveness of speech, the use of expressive means of theater, and the emotionality of the performance.

All competition participants prepared seriously and performed brilliantly, showing their skills and originality of performance.

The jury had a hard time summing up the results. After a lengthy discussion, the jury announced the results. All participants received certificates and memorable gifts.

We congratulate and thank all the children for participating in the reading competition, for their enormous work and talent, as well as parents and teachers for their contribution to the preparation of the competition!

Competition results:

Junior category

1st place – Maria Kruteneva

2nd place – Yampolsky David and Ruzo Aelis

3rd place – Khutornaya Maria, Kruteneva Alis, Brown Flin and Nabiullina Arina


Middle category

1st place – Zhivago Anya

2nd place – Alisa Kalimulina and Natalya Sazanova

3rd place – Yesenia Ivanova and Igor Fedotov


Senior category

1st place – Kuptsova Ksenia

2nd place – Valeria Golovkina, Kirill Korzhenevsky and Nikolai Ding

3rd place – Shmit Sophie

The play "The Cluttering Fly"

On March 5, the “Igra” theater studio of our school delighted the audience with the premiere performance of the play based on the work of Korney Chukovsky “The Tsokotukha Fly”!!

The studio's cast includes children studying at the Kalinka school and their parents! They rehearsed the play for several months.

And so the premiere took place! Friends and relatives, students of Kalinka and the Russian Center, as well as simply lovers of theatrical art came to watch the performance.

The audience watched the performance with great interest. Applause and cheerful laughter became the best reward for our actors!


On the first Monday after Easter, the Emaischen pottery fair is traditionally held on the Fish Market Square (Fëschmaart), next to the Grand Duke's Palace in the capital of the Grand Duchy.

Péckvillchen is a bird-shaped clay whistle that makes a sound similar to the cry of a cuckoo.

The same traditional fair takes place in the west of Luxembourg in the village of Nospelt, where there is also a wonderful pottery museum.

Ceramics have been produced in Nospelt since the 15th century.

By the beginning of the 19th century, there were 17 different pottery workshops in the village. Nospelt was recognized as the center of Luxembourg's ceramic industry until almost 1914.


Final concert of students
preschool and junior categories
"Luxembourg Wonderland"

Final concert of secondary students and senior categories 
"Seasons in Luxembourg"

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